It’s been said for weeks to the expect the first trailer for the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey around Christmas. Looks like Warner Bros. has blessed us with two gifts this holiday season: one being a new still of Bilbo Bagging (Martin Freeman) via Facebook Hobbit page and the other being the premiere of the film’s first trailer tonight at 7PM. Safe to say it’s been a pretty incredible week for film trailers. Peter Jackson’s epic is set for Dec. 14, 2012. Read the film’s synopsis below and be on the lookout for the trailer.
“The Hobbit” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.
Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum.
Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.